Monday, March 26, 2007

Almost Famous?

I was surprised last night to find a message that one of my photos was selected to be included on Wikipedia. Since it's a free online encyclopedia I don't get anything except glory out of the deal, but I think its pretty neat.
Eating-In has the official photo of French Toast!

I can't take credit for MAKING the french toast - that was Craig, the breakfast master. I was just the photographer.

Here is the link to the Wikipedia page...

This is the one they chose:

Sunday, March 18, 2007

cake & coffee

Angel Food Cake + Buttercream Icing = Sugary Goodness

1 Box Duncan Hines Angel Food Cake Mix

Buttercream Icing:

Mix 4 Tablespoons very very soft or melted butter with 2 Cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and enough milk to make smooth.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Italian Soda Bread

For St Patty's day I planned on making and blogging about Irish Soda Bread, but then I remembered... I don't really like Irish Soda Bread! Sooo, I decided to switch gears and make ITALIAN SODA BREAD! As I'm blogging this, I'm sitting here eating a piece of still warm bread - not bad if I do say so myself!

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Onion & Fontina Italian Soda Bread

1½ Cups all-purpose flour
1 Cup whole wheat flour
5oz fontina cheese, grated
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 Tablespoons dehydrated onion pieces
3 Tablespoons cold butter, diced
1 Cup Sour Cream
¼ Cup milk

1 egg white, slightly beaten
Coarse sea salt

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, cheese, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pepper, and onion in large bowl. Cut in 3 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in sour cream and milk just until moistened.

Turn dough onto lightly floured bowl; knead until smooth (1 minute?). Divide dough in half; shape each half into 5-inch round loaf. Place onto greased baking sheet. Brush tops of loaves with egg white; sprinkle with sea salt. Cut an X about 1/2-inch through top of each loaf. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Beer Update

We bottled the latest brew last weekend - with Mom & Dads help. Nothing like having company for the weekend and then putting them to work!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Lenten Friday

Today is the second Friday of Lent, which means for Catholics, you are not allowed to eat meat. Lent is a time of sacrifice and I would agree that abstaining from something helps us to refocus on what is important and what may have just seemed important.

Now while I did notice that McDonalds is now offering a DOUBLE Filet-O-Fish sandwich, I decided to just stick with a safe vegetarian route and make Quiche - two to be exact.

I didn't write up a recipe card since to me quiche is one of those things that just gets thrown together with what you have on hand, but if anyone really wants me to try and put it on paper, just leave a comment or send me an email and I will give it a go.

Quiche # 1 ~ Broccoli, Garlic & Feta with tomato slices on top

Quiche # 2 ~ Mushroom, Leek & Fontina